How long the coronavirus survives on surfaces

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The Lancet also investigated the effect of temperature on the COVID-19 coronavirus.

According to The Lancet, the virus is very stable at four degrees celsius, but is much more sensitive to heat.

At 14 days, there was still only a minor decrease in the amount of infectious titre at four degrees celsius.

Oh damn, that's the temperature most fridges. So even the stuff we bought from the store and left in the fridge for two weeks without touching is not safe.

I haven't been that cautious with my groceries thinking that the virus won't survive for long in the fridge.
 

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Those tests were done at 22 degrees celsius. They should have also done the same test at 4 degrees (fridges) as that's where much of our stuff is stored immediately after buying. Given the other test saying that the virus is still almost perfectly the same after two weeks at 4 degrees celsius, these times until not infectious would be way longer.
 

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Any new information we don't know since this thing got more attention than anything else going on in the tech world.
 

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Well, wouldn't it make sense then to make your own disposable masks out of 2ply or carlton towel? Use once, throw away and if it was soiled, its disappeared in a few hours?
 

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Well, wouldn't it make sense then to make your own disposable masks out of 2ply or carlton towel? Use once, throw away and if it was soiled, its disappeared in a few hours?

now we know why the toilet paper was sold out ... some people had inside info :unsure: :p
 

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now we know why the toilet paper was sold out ... some people had inside info :unsure: :p
lol I think the carlton would work better than the tp though. Can picture that tearing. Used a home made cloth one this morning to pickup some stuff, actually felt harder to breath through it ( used the US GSH design - basically fold a piece of cloth fourtimes and add elastics )
 

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Avoid cheap TP which has been processed with chlorine. Not good to inhale that stuff.
 

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What happened to the "the virus survives for weeks...." narrative?
 
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